M Canary Wharf to Open in July 2022 – 26.05.22

  • New waterside restaurant located in Newfoundland, Canary Wharf, the seventh tallest building in the UK
  • Venue to include a bar, restaurant, private dining, wine tasting room, café, members’ lounge, and terrace
  • Experiences to include Saint-Tropez Beach Brunch, Sensory Menu, and Sunday Movie Screenings

M Restaurants is entering a new era as the group’s third restaurant is set to launch in Canary Wharf on 6 July 2022. M will be a culinary destination in the 220m high Newfoundland, located both on the banks of the Thames and the waterways of Canary Wharf.

Extending over the ground and first floors of Newfoundland, M Canary Wharf will offer a destination bar serving sensory cocktails, a 180-cover restaurant, two private dining rooms, a wine tasting room, the Taste of La Petite M Café, and an exclusive private members’ lounge. All will be surrounded by a Provence-inspired terrace filled with lemon trees and lavender, offering rosé wine and gin in partnership with Maison Mirabeau.

The 10,000 square foot René Decker designed venue, which is inspired by vintage yachts found in the French Riviera, is encased in 360-degree floor to ceiling glass and filled with teak and leather. M Canary Wharf will showcase Bang & Olufsen sound and visual technology throughout and will host a weekly Saint-Tropez Beach Brunch with DJs, a unique Sensory Menu that matches flavour and sound, and Sunday Movie Screenings, all with the renowned AV brand.

Founded by CEO Martin Williams and Culinary Director Mike Reid in 2014, M already boasts two celebrated international grill restaurants, in Threadneedle Street and Victoria Street, which offer the most exclusive cuts of Wagyu beef. Billed as ‘gastro playgrounds’, the venues are known for attracting top business leaders and politicians, as well as sports personalities and music and film stars. 

For Canary Wharf, Reid has created a menu that showcases M signature dishes and premium beef, whilst also transporting diners to Provence. A protégé of Roux and Ramsay, Reid has sound culinary foundations that combine with a contemporary and playful style of cooking, using ice, smoke, coal and wood to elevate each ingredient to its best possible expression. From the menu, small plates celebrate the best of the sea with dishes such as Cobia tartare; Octopus carpaccio; and Lobster, wasabi and avocado salad. Provençal flavours will be seen with olives, artichokes, tomatoes, peaches and lemons throughout, and dishes including Seabass with garlic, herbs and lemon, and Breaded rib of veal with anchovies, capers and parsley. The world’s finest cuts of beef, such as Highland Wagyu and Kobe grade 10+, will be enhanced through aging in a Himalayan salt chamber and cooking on a bespoke grill.

M sources all ingredients from the best ethical and sustainable food suppliers around the world, as part of their pledge to run carbon neutral restaurants by 2030. All their restaurants offer 100% carbon neutral beef, achieved through work to reduce carbon footprint at source and an ongoing partnership with Not For Sale, an organisation that runs reforestation projects in the Amazon taking local people out of danger of modern-day slavery whilst also off-setting carbon emissions. To date, Rare Restaurants has funded the planting of over 4,000 trees across six projects in Peru and Brazil, with a total offsetting potential of 1,464 tonnes of carbon. They have now invested in further projects to offset their meat carbon footprint for the whole of 2022 and every year thereafter, two years ahead of schedule in the company’s roadmap to carbon net zero, which is managed by Impact Manager Alyson Parkes. For Canary Wharf, M is also introducing Highland Wagyu sourced from Perthshire in Scotland, where cattle graze on 25,000 acres of British grassland. The sustainable beef will sit alongside sustainably sourced fish, as well as herbs, leaves and baby vegetables from the hydroponic urban farm, Crate to Plate, grown within walking distance of the restaurant in Canary Wharf itself. M also offers a programme of Sustainable Serves, such as the rosé wines and gin of Maison Mirabeau. The Provençal winemaker is rewilding its vineyards, regenerating soils, rebuilding biodiversity, and investing 50% of profits in projects that directly combat climate change. M have also launched an Impact Blog Series online, outlining all recent news and activity.

The M Den members’ lounge will be a home to entrepreneurs and business leaders with a passion for gastronomy, travel, sport, art and fine wine, with applications for membership now open. Benefits include exclusive access to the lounges in M Canary Wharf, Threadneedle Street and Victoria Street, which provide a workspace and home for member parties, wine tastings, the annual M Polo and M Golf Days, along with special membership prices at ‘M Experiences’ such as International Rugby in Twickenham and on a members trackside yacht at the Monaco Grand Prix.

La Petite M Café will offer healthy and varied breakfasts, plant-based and wagyu sandwiches at lunch, and wagyu charcuterie boards and fine wine in the evenings.

The unique combination of design, technology, technique, and sourcing at M Canary Wharf, will culminate in a new culinary and lifestyle hotspot for city workers and destination diners alike.


For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

Notes to Editors

M Canary Wharf will open on Wednesday 6 July

Bookings are open now

Address: Bank St, London E14 4BJ

Website: www.mrestaurants.co.uk
Instagram: @mrestaurants
Images here

About Martin Williams and Rare Restaurants Ltd.  

Martin Williams entered the restaurant industry in his teens whilst a drama student in North Yorkshire and quickly climbed the ranks through front of house roles. Following his early career as an actor, Martin worked in General Manager positions at WokWok, Zizzi and Christopher’s Covent Garden before joining Gaucho in 2005. He worked his way up to leave as Managing Director of the group nine years later. During his time at the brand, Martin oversaw its growth to 16 restaurants in the UK. Martin launched M restaurants in 2014, growing the business to 150 staff and generating a turnover in excess of £8 Million. In 2018 Martin returned to Gaucho to take over the company as CEO, following its period of administration in the years after he left. He brought the M and Gaucho brands together under a new company, Rare Restaurants Ltd. Martin now heads up a new leadership team, overseeing the company’s growth in 2019, and further expansion in 2022.  


About Mike Reid

Mike Reid begun his culinary career working at St James’s In & Out Club then The Royal Air Force Club, before a series of formative apprenticeships including Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. In April 2007, Mike joined the team at Gaucho restaurants. He was swiftly promoted to the position of Executive Chef for the entire Gaucho group. In 2013, Mike travelled to Australia, spending six months undertaking stages at some of Melbourne’s most celebrated restaurants, before opening French-Vietnamese Jardin Tan with Shannon Bennet in 2014. The same year, Mike opened the first M Restaurant, before returning to London full time in 2015 to open the second site in Victoria. Mike has made a name for himself on TV, appearing on the likes of Ch4 Sunday Brunch, BBC Great British Menu, BBC MasterChef, Ch4 Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, ITV Saturday Morning with James Martin and the recently relaunched BBC Ready Steady Cook. Mike holds the position of Culinary Director of Rare Restaurants Ltd, including both Gaucho and M Restaurants.

About Impact Manager Alyson Parkes

Alyson studied Environmental Sustainability at the University of Leeds before taking on a position with the Sustainable Restaurant Association, where she worked with restaurants to assess their operations and research sustainability innovations. She went on to work for Mintel in a role covering packaging and sustainability reports, before returning to university to study for a Masters in Food Culture Communication and Marketing in Italy, at the university founded by the Slow Food Movement. Returning to London, Alyson worked in various sustainability and charity roles before joining Rare Restaurants as Impact Manager in 2021, where she manages the brands roadmap to running carbon net zero venues by 2030.

For more information about M’s Impact strategy visit: mrestaurants.co.uk/impact |   mrestaurants.co.uk/news-events/

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it purchases 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k sq ft NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.

LinkedIn: @CanaryWharfGroup
Instagram: @canarywharflondon / @eastwintergarden / @woodwharf
TikTok: @canarywharflondon
Twitter: @YourCanaryWharf / @CanaryWharfGrp / @Level39CW / @Wood_Wharf

About Vertus

Vertus is part of the Canary Wharf Group. Over the last 30 years the Group has serviced the world’s blue-chip corporate and retail tenants whilst undertaking the design, construction and management of the ever-growing Estate.

Canary Wharf Group has built this reputation by providing exceptional service through estate management, building management, public space management and security.

Canary Wharf’s new neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and over nine acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.

Vertus manage all aspects of the build-to-rent developments on the Estate. The Vertus portfolio currently consists of three buildings, 10 George Street, 8 Water Street and Newfoundland, totalling 1,137 build-to-rent residential apartments.

Vertus manage the residential leasing and management of the buildings and the individual apartments. Vertus are dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers and residents by providing a superlative service, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.

Instagram: @thisisvertus
Twitter: @thisisvertus